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Company: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Position: Investment Management Private Funds Mid-Level Associate
Location: Boston, MA

Description: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, one of the world’s leading international law firms, seeks to hire a highly qualified mid-level associate to join our investment management practice in the Boston office. The ideal candidate will have experience in law firms, the SEC, and/or industry experience in private funds, with an emphasis on private funds.

Practice Description:
Morgan Lewis has one of the largest and most diverse investment management teams in the world, with more than 150 lawyers representing clients around the world with trillions of dollars in assets under management. From offices in financial centers across the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, we advise funds, managers, financial services firms, and institutional investors on the most important legal issues their businesses face. Our team counsels clients on the full spectrum of matters, including formation, investment, transactional, regulatory, and compliance.

We serve a wide range of industry participants engaged in every aspect of investment management. Our team has extensive experience in both registered funds and private funds, and a substantial number of our lawyers span both realms. We serve as fund counsel, adviser counsel, or independent director counsel to more than 100 registered fund families composed of thousands of funds. Our team advises a broad range of private funds, including hedge, private equity, and venture capital funds, and we represent both fund managers and leading institutional investors. We counsel financial market participants on the complementary areas of broker-dealer regulation and securities and derivatives trading, and we advise on market structure and other regulatory issues, including the regulation of securities exchanges, electronic communications networks, alternative trading systems, swap execution facilities, and derivatives contract markets.

Drawing on our extensive experience in and broad exposure to the industry and financial markets, we help clients think through the practical as well as legal implications of their business decisions while offering creative solutions. Broad perspective and continual engagement with key industry players and regulators keep our team on top of trends.

Our team includes more than 40 senior lawyers who previously worked with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Internal Revenue Service, US Treasury and Justice departments, and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Clients benefit from our interdisciplinary approach that combines the knowledge of lawyers who focus on US securities laws, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code, the Commodity Exchange Act, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, US and state banking and insurance laws, US state securities laws, and global securities and financial services laws. We also collaborate with a seasoned team of securities enforcement lawyers and other white collar litigators should potentially adversarial issues arise.

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Contact: To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, and law school transcript.

Please note: Morgan Lewis is not accepting resumes or referrals from search firms for this position. If you are a search firm, employment agency, or representative of either, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate, even if Morgan Lewis hires said candidate.

Qualified candidates only. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is committed to equal employment opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. We value and encourage diversity and solicit applications from all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Pursuant to applicable state and municipal Fair Chance Laws and Ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP is also an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are interested in applying for employment with Morgan Lewis and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please email Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

Qualifications: The position involves counseling top tier Hedge Fund and Private Equity firms on a variety of matters including fund formation, management company agreements, regulatory issues and transactional matters. We are looking for someone with a very strong academic background who shares our passion for excellence and getting the right result. Candidate must have 3-5 years of legal experience, excellent academic credentials, strong communication, analytical, writing and interpersonal skills. Legal experience within the investment management industry (particularly in advising registered investment companies and registered investment advisers) is a plus, but not required. Massachusetts bar membership is preferred.

The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can take ownership of projects and who will also be a team player. We value collegiality and diversity among our lawyers and seek to make the practice both professionally and personally rewarding.

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